After playing several shows to rave reviews in Austin at SXSW this past March and New York this past September, we are thrilled to announce Wild Beasts will be embarking on a full North American tour in early 2010! This tour is in support of Wild Beastsâ€™ sophomore release,Two Dancers, out this past September on Domino Records.
Wild Beastsâ€™ Tour Dates:
Wed. Feb. 10 — Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
Thu. Feb. 11 — San Francisco, CA @ Independent
Sat. Feb. 13 — Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
Sun. Feb. 14 — Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
Wed. Feb. 17 — Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
Thu. Feb. 18 — Chicago, IL @ Schubas
Fri. Feb. 19 — Chicago, IL @ Schubas
Sat. Feb. 20 — Detroit, MI @ Pike Room
Mon. Feb. 22 — Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
Thu. Feb. 24 — Boston, MA @ Great Scott
Fri. Feb. 25 — Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
Sat. Feb. 26 — New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
Sun. Feb. 27 — Washington, DC @ Black Cat
For those who have not had the pleasure of seeing Wild Beasts perform live, we have live footage in many different settings to give you an idea of what their exceptional show is all about.
Wild Beasts played an intimate show at Hoxton Hall, one of Londonâ€™s oldest and best-preserved music halls, this past summer. The bandâ€™s hour long set was captured live on film by Institute For Eyes and is now available to stream in its entirety on Wild Beastsâ€™ website. Thereâ€™s also a free mp3 of â€œThis Is Our Lotâ€ recorded at the show. Check it out here: http://wildbeastshoxton.dominorecordco.com/
You can check out their October performance on the UKâ€™s acclaimed â€œLater With Jools Hollandâ€ with the links below.
And finally, hereâ€™s Wild Beasts playing Pitchfork TVâ€™s Juanâ€™s Basement: http://pitchfork.com/tv/#/episode/2056-wild-beasts
While we eagerly await Wild Beasts stateside return, we hope youâ€™ll keep them in mind for your year-end lists. They certainly made their mark this year.
“On Wild Beastsâ€™ two albums â€” the new ‘Two Dancers’ and last yearâ€™s ‘Limbo, Panto,’ both on the Domino label â€” all the idiosyncrasies add up to songs that are far more vital than they are precious. Wild Beasts tuck broad ambitions into succinct, brilliant songs. Theyâ€™re fascinated and perplexed by nothing less than the human condition, the unpredictable mixture of intelligence and reflex, invention and destruction. . . Thoughts of havoc delivered with finesse and controlled drama: itâ€™s not a formula, but an open-ended strategy that Wild Beasts use magnificently.” — Jon Pareles, The New York Times
â€œtheyâ€™re able to hold their own in this world of vanguard pop â€“ increasingly uncommon is the Britsh import that can do so â€“ but they refuse to abandon a musical moment just before it becomes catchy.â€ â€“ Alexandra Marvar, Time Out New York
â€œAtmospheric and moody, there’s an intelligence on display here that’s fascinating, and one most music fans should find quite appealing.â€ â€“ Dave DiMartino, Yahoo! Music
â€œWild is right! Vocalist Hayden Thorpe combines a wild-eyed Antony yelp with a low and brooding Morrissey croon, slamming his singular voice against songs that pulse and jangle â€” restless music for restless times.â€ â€“ J. Edward Keyes, RollingStone.com
â€œWild Beasts almost need to be ashamed of themselves. For making the transition from merely striking to truly sensational with their sophomore effort Two Dancers, maybe. For filling those taut, sexual, studio-sleek art-pop pieces with a propulsive, precise new energy live, probably. But it’s only after seeing the band recreate those tracks live that the embarrassment of riches the band has in vocalists Hayden Thorpe and Tom Fleming is fully apparent. And it’s fun doing it.â€ â€“ Amrit Singh, Stereogum
â€œFor its sophomore release, Wild Beasts have stepped up the game, exploring sounds with further depth and going deeper lyrically. Every song on Two Dancers has the ability to wrap around you, comfort you, like a blanket of amazingly complex and beautiful sounds.â€ â€“ Pat Duffy, USA Todayâ€™s Pop Candy
â€œWith Two Dancers, the Wild Beasts move from fascination to accomplished, and that they did so just over a year after releasing Limbo, Panto makes that achievement all the more impressive.â€ â€“ Heather Phares, All Music
â€œFrom the title trackâ€™s downright addictive percussive and tribal rhythms to the unusually brilliant lyrics. . . Two Dancers is a formidable beast throughout.â€ — Mike Thomas, Relix
Wild Beastsâ€™ â€œAll The Kingâ€™s Menâ€ video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sxh5zMbNAo
Wild Beastsâ€™ â€œHooting And Howlingâ€ video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwHoh2vNdiA
Hi res jpeg of Wild Beasts by Tom Beard: http://pitchperfectpr.com/images/hires/WildBeasts_by_Tom%20Beard.jpg
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